“Hactivists” Are Disrupting More Government Websites

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Last year, hackers launched a cyberattack against the state of Michigan’s main website to draw attention to the Flint water crisis. In May, they targeted North Carolina government websites to protest a controversial law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms that match the sex on their birth certificate. In July, they took aim at the city of Baton Rouge’s website after the fatal police shooting of a black man. It’s called “hacktivism,” a blend of hacking and . . .

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